Does It Pay to Complete Community College — and How Much?

  • Research/ Report

This research brief from CAPSEE examines independent state evaluations of community college programs and finds higher earnings for individuals who complete associate degrees, particularly in vocational or health-related fields.

Washington: Core Plus

  • Policy

Developed in partnership between OSPI, the Boeing Company and the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Core Plus is a two-year, industry-developed curriculum that helps students graduate with skills in the manufacturing and skilled trades. 

The Power of Career- and Employer- Focused Training and Education

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.